I'd like to share with you here my son in all his freshly c-sected glory. Is he all clean? No. Is his body perfect? No. But is he a monster? Not by any stretch of the imagination.
This one was taken right after he was taken out of me. You can see they're still wiping my blood off of him and he was letting out his first little cries!
A little more cleaned up here. They had the organ bag ready, but it wasn't necessary since his omphalocele was small.
Here you can see his omphalocele - his bladder was the only organ on the outside.
His back was a little extra wrinkly because of the myelomeningocele on his back.
They literally wrapped him in plastic wrap to keep everything secure.
His left leg was small and thin, and at the end instead of a foot he had one big beautiful toe (complete with a toenail).
All wrapped up, right before they gave him to Sean.
Holding Sean's finger and laying on my chest.